April 27, 2012

Defense strengthens with fast pace

Appalachian State's offensive coaching staff has stressed the need for a fast and physical approach. For defensive coordinator Dale Jones, that style of play has always been the method of choice for his unit.

At times over the last couple of years, however, that desire has not always been put on display during intrasquad scrimmages - from either side of the ball.

"The last couple years we kind of slipped at how much we went against each other and we're getting back to being physical," Jones noted. "With Coach Sat (Scott Satterfield) coming back with the attitude he wants and we want defensively, we want to make it as hard as we can on these guys so they've been there."

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